Church Celebrates 21 Years as Open and Affirming Community
Many members and visitors filled the church January 27 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the church's vote to become Open and Affirming. The vote fully welcomed the LGBTQ community into the life and leadership of the First Congregational Church and it helped to set into motion a study process and voting at many other churches in the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ. Conference minister Rev. Dr. Walter John Boris spoke at the service about the value of the rich "mosaic" in our faith communities.
Read the story about the anniversary celebration in The Oregonian.